Director: Anouk De Clercq

Belgium, 2016, 6.5 minutes

Exploring the surface of a single frame from a black and white 16mm film through an electron microscope, Anouk De Clercq ponders over ways of seeing and the nature of cinema. Spatiality being one of the key concepts in the work of Anouk De Clercq, here, she wants to go as deep into space as possible, at the tiniest scale, and see what insights we get from this other perspective on things. This Atlas is a guide in a macroscopic tale of the world. The film has been screened at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal (Canada), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA) and galleries and other artistic spaces in Berlin, Sheffield, Antwerp, Brussels and elsewhere.

About the director:

Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character. She has received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ars Electronica, among others. Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher. Anouk De Clercq is a founding member of Auguste Orts and is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.

Section: Conversation between Anouk de Clerq and Emilija Škarnulytė